A Shilling for a Wife

Author: Emma Hornby

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0593077520

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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A dismal cottage in the heart of Bolton, Lancashire, has been Sally’s prison since Joseph Goden 'bought' her from the workhouse as his wife. A drunkard and bully, Joseph rules her with a rod of iron, using fists and threats to keep her in check. When Sally gives birth, however, she knows she must do anything to save her child from her husband's clutches. She manages to escape, and taking her baby, flees for the belching chimneys of Manchester, in search of her only relative. But with the threat of discovery by Joseph, who will stop at nothing to find her, Sally must fight with every ounce of strength she has to protect herself and her son, and finally be with the man who truly loves her. For a fresh start does not come without a price . . .

A Shilling for Candles

Author: Josephine Tey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684842386

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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A supposedly accidental drowning becomes something more deadly when Inspector Alan Grant finds a bizarre object tangled in the corpse's hair and later identifies the body as actress Christine Clay, a woman whom many people may have wanted dead. Reissue.


Author: Neville Cardus

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571286909

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 302

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Autobiography was first published in 1947 and was described by J. B. Priestley as 'one of the best pieces of writing that ever found a way to our Book Society. He is a writer who has learned how to write and the result is glorious.' Sir Neville Cardus is best remembered as a writer on both cricket and music and during his lifetime achieved an unparalleled reputation as one of England's greatest journalists on these two very different subjects. Born in Rusholme in Manchester Cardus carved out an international reputation for himself by his own ability, efforts and imagination and created, as his biographer Christopher Brookes put it, 'a beguiling personal legend in the course of a career which extended over fifty years.' 'This is a very, very good book. Cricket and music - how he makes both these worlds pulsate, life comic as well as life magnificent.' Robert Lynd 'A superb work by a master of English.' Wilfred Pickles